Microsoft® Word 2010 keeps crashing
Why Microsoft Word 2010 keeps crashing?
It is possible to get some issues with Microsoft Word 2010. One of these issues includes Microsoft Word 2010 crashing after frequent intervals. There may be a number of reasons behind the issue. The most possible reason is incorrect add-ons installed in it. It may come as a result of some invalid registry entries in the system. Corrupted word templates may also result in this particular issue.
Here are some tips to fix Microsoft Word 2010 keeps crashing issue:
- Remove corrupted Word template
- Uninstall recently installed add-ons
- Check the system registry
Remove corrupted Word template
Word 2010 may crash due to corruption of the Word template. You could test this by trying to open Word 2010 without these templates. Select 'Run' from your Windows 'Start Menu' to do this. Then, run the command with typing 'winword.exe/a' in the 'Run' field. If the Word 2010 works good in this way, you could ensure that your template or startup files are corrupted. You need to attempt changing the file name of your template to end with '.old' instead of '.dotx.' to fix the issue.
Uninstall recently installed add-ons
It is possible that some recently installed add-ons may result in Microsoft Word 2010 keeps crashing issue. You can try removing the problematic add-on to get the issues fixed. To do this, you need to first run Word 2010 in Safe Mode. It will run the application without any add-ons. You can then try enabling each add-on into Word 2010 one-by-one. If you get crashes with any of these, you can ensure the particular add-on is problematic one. You need to remove it from Word 2010 and get the issue fixed.
Microsoft Word 2010 may crash due to some recently downloaded external document file. You can try removing this file from the system registry to get the issue fixed. To do this, you need to install and run good registry cleaner software in the system. It will scan the entire system registry and will remove any corruptions in it. You need to then restart the system and open Microsoft Word 2010 to see the issue fixed.
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